Mitral Valve Regurgitation - Symptoms
Symptoms of chronic
mitral valve regurgitation (MR) may take decades to
appear. With acute MR, symptoms come on suddenly, and you are critically
Chronic mitral valve regurgitation
If you have
mild-to-moderate chronic mitral valve regurgitation, you
may never develop symptoms. If you have moderate-to-severe disease, you may not
have symptoms for decades. Depending on the severity of your mitral valve
regurgitation and condition of your heart, you may not develop symptoms of
heart failure for many years.
appear as the
left ventricle expands to accommodate the larger
amount of blood (volume overload) flowing into the chamber. The larger the left
ventricle, the more advanced the MR. Symptoms include:
Acute mitral valve regurgitation
Acute mitral valve regurgitation is an emergency. Symptoms of acute
mitral valve regurgitation appear suddenly. Most people who develop acute MR
are already in the hospital or emergency room because of another heart problem.
Symptoms include severe shortness of
breath, fast heart rate, lightheadedness, weakness, confusion, and chest pain.